Want to Direct?

Want to Direct?

Island Theatre Workshop, Inc. is searching for new stage directors join the company for its third annual Short Play Festival to be performed in March, 2009. Anyone who has a short play, either classic or contemporary, that she or he would like to direct should contact artistic director Lee Fierro to discuss possibilities. Please call 508-693-5290 by Jan. 6.

First-time directors will be considered. Material can be between 5 and 30 minutes in length. Both dramatic and musical submissions are welcomed.

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Macbeth Witches Toil and Trouble on the Double

To every play there is a season, and Halloween is the perfect season for Shakespeare’s creepiest, witchiest play: The Tragedy of Macbeth. And so, tonight and tomorrow night at 8 p.m., The Vineyard Playhouse’s Shakespeare for the Masses project will offer a free, script-in-hand presentation of “the Scottish Play,” as actors superstitiously refer to it.

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Yard Receives Grant

Yard Receives Grant

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High School Students Working Miracles

Many Islanders are unaware that Helen Keller often visited Martha’s Vineyard decades ago as the guest of Katharine Cornell. She stayed at Chip Chop on Tashmoo, where, according to a 1968 letter written to former Gazette editor Henry Beetle Hough by Ms. Keller’s nurse-companion Winifred Corbally, she “loved to bathe in the ‘sea.’”

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Good Luck Juliet Benoit

Good Luck Juliet Benoit

West Tisbury native Juliet Lynn Benoit is in Orlando Florida this week to compete in the world-famous Millie Lewis Actors, Models and Talent Competition, which runs from Dec. 30 to Jan. 4. Ms. Benoit was one of only 24 performers selected to participate in the competition out of an audition pool of 400.

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The Patriot Act Wins Edgartown Playwright Edinburgh Raves
Mike Seccombe

One day, after a performance of his play The Patriot Act a couple of weeks ago, Ronald B. Campbell Jr. was approached by an audience member, an older man, in tears.

The estrangement between the central character in the play and his son echoed the audience member’s own estrangement from his son.

“I’m going to call him,” the man said.

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Playwrights Competition Seeks Entrants: Cash Prize

The third annual full-length playwright competition is now open for playwrights on the Cape and Islands. Sponsored by Eventide Arts Inc., the contest will award a $1,000 Kaplan prize to one play selected by the judges. The winning play will have a staged reading next June in West Dennis.

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Creative Drama Classes for Children Begin Soon

Phyllis Vecchia will be holding a fall creative drama workshop for four-and-a-half to ten-year-olds at the Oak Bluffs School in the home economics room. Classes will be held on Thursday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.

The series of classes will begin on Thursday, Oct. 2, and run weekly until Dec. 4.

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Seussian Entertainments

Seussian Entertainments

How the Grinch Stole Christmas is playing at the Wang Theatre, and the Edgartown Council on Aging is sponsoring a trip to see Wholhillation in Boston. Enjoy this Broadway spectacular, an Italian family-style lunch at Vinny T’s and shopping time at Copley Place. The trip is set for Dec. 4. The cost is $105 per person for orchestra seating, center stage. Organizers say it is guaranteed to be a great time with lots of surprises, so don’t wait because tickets will sell out. For details, call 508-420-5288

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The Jetty Set Arrives for Seaside Play
Nicole Galland

Word gets around on a small Island. “I only wanted to do this for my grandmother,” explained Michael Domitrovich to the crowd, “but you tell one person, who tells one person, who tells one person, and then somebody tells the Gazette, and then suddenly . . . .”

Then suddenly you’ve got an audience of more than 100 people, sitting in neat white folding chairs on State Beach, for an evening at once unique and yet quintessentially Vineyard.

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